Congratulations to the 72nd Annual Convention Award Winners!
Mabley Volunteer of the Year Award: Mark Daniels
To honor exceptional individuals who actively devote time and energy to enhance life experiences for people with developmental disabilities.
Self-Advocacy Award: Adam Wiser
To honor outstanding self-advocacy work in Illinois done by a person with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability.
Leadership Awards: Michaela Atchie
To recognize a paid staff or a volunteer whose contributions have significantly impacted the lives of children and/or adults with developmental disabilities. Recipient will be selected based upon their leadership efforts that have inspired others and influenced positive change.
Direct Support Professional Awards: Bruce Belisle, LaTanya Jenkins, Ellen Mitchell, Roxanne Pressy, & Gwendolyn White
To acknowledge individuals for their outstanding, dedicated direct care service and support to persons with developmental disabilities.
QIDP/Case Manager Awards: Alexus Duncan, Kathleen Halm, Gloria Parker, Meera Patel, & Nadia Sorensen
To acknowledge an individual for their outstanding, dedicated service as a QIDP/Case Manager for persons with developmental disabilities.
Julie Grounds Outstanding Family Member Advocate Award: Marla Merritt
To recognize a family member who actively devotes time and energy to enhance the life experience for their family member with developmental disabilities.